Just as the parties dig in for serious deliberations and technical talks, anything that smacks of a self-serving retreat will be judged through the lens of the prime minister’s recent comments.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's recent remarks about support for electoral reform subsiding because he is in power were not helpful as the Committee on Electoral Reform gets down to finalizing a recommendation, write Sarah Schmidt. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
TORONTO—It’s safe to say the Liberals head into electoral reform negotiations a little chastened and a bit more exposed than they would have wanted.
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Liberal MP Omar Alghabra is the ‘first parliamentary secretary to be tasked to exercise leadership in this area,’ according to the Prime Minister's Office, but unions say they haven’t heard from him yet.
'We will not accept a situation where we are not being given the information we are looking for,' says Transport Minister Marc Garneau of the deadly Jan. 8 plane crash in Iran that left 57 Canadians dead.
'They’ll probably disregard a lot, and, say, ‘Well, that was Andrew, I’m a different person, and I won’t have the same challenges that he had. My approach will be different,' says Conservative MP Stephanie Kusie.